Science Seminars

All seminars begin at 3:30 pm in the Collins Building, room 2-178 (auditorium) 
Pre-seminar refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 3:15 p.m. (Please remember no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium)

Wednesday, September 19

Weird Tales of Spider Sex. When your mate would rather eat you than greet you.

Eleanor Spicer Rice, Ph.D.
Senior Science Editor, Verdant Word

Learn more about Dr. Rice

Wednesday, October 17

Joshua G. Pierce, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director, Emerging and Infectious Diseases Program
NC State University

Read an interview article with Dr. Pierce

Wednesday, November 14

Christine Darden, Ph.D.
Retired from NASA Langley Research Center

Read the article Christine Darden Is One of NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures’

Past Science Seminar Topics

Global Healthcare: They will speak about their efforts towards improving healthcare in resource-limited locations.

Microbial Community Composition and Structure in Environmental Samples

Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding

The Impact of 50,000 Seagulls on Nutrient Loading to Jordan Lake

Genetic Engineering in the Zika Mosquito

Engineered Tissues and Organs: The Confluence of Biomedicine and Manufacturing Technologies

Experimental Models Used to Predict Compound Activity in Human Skin

The CRISPR craze: from adaptive immunity to the genome editing revolution

Exploring the primate skin microbiome with citizen scientists

Gut Feelings for Eating Disorders: The Role for Intestinal Microbiota in Anorexia Nervosa

Environmental and Health Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon

Giving Sea Turtles a Second Chance with Reconstructive Surgery

Drinking Water Treatment: What Happens from Source to Tap

Cancer Immunotherapy

The Science of Smell

Understanding of Functional Textiles and High Strength Fibers

The Buzz about Bees and Social Entrepreneurship

Community Science Events

Duke University Science Events Calendar

NC State University: College of Sciences Events Calendar